Taika Waititi Calls ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ the “Craziest Film” He’s Ever Done
If there is one thing that Marvel fans have come to know and appreciate about the renegade directing prowess of the Thor franchise, it’s their willingness to push the envelope, which means more now, as Taika Waititi calls Thor: Love and Thunder the “craziest film” he’s ever done.
Few filmmakers have been able to craft their own niche within the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the way that Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi has.
With highly respected names like the Russo Brothers and James Gunn all being among the most important creative visionaries to the MCU, Taika stands in the next generation of filmmakers who have undoubtedly had an indelible impact on where the universe is headed.
Infusing his very unique style of humor and aesthetic, Waititi feels like the heir apparent to James Gunn’s approach to the cosmic realm of the MCU; investing it with a certain comedic approach and feel that makes it stand out among the various other Marvel avenues
That was undeniable as Waititi brought the character of Thor up from the droves of his rather boring and almost intrepid trend through two films, the color, vibrance, and willingness of this new direction redirected the stale star and reignited his place in the MCU as a whole.
That same color, vibrance, and willingness are likely to, again, be front and center as the character embarks on his fourth solo film, one that will continue to push the envelope; as Taika Waititi himself remarks that Thor: Love and Thunder is “the craziest film,” he’s ever done.
Speaking with Empire, the director stated, “Well, just between [me and] you and the readers, I’ve done some crazy [Expletive] in my life. I’ve lived, like, ten lifetimes. But it’s the craziest film I’ve ever done, If you wrote down all the elements of this film, it shouldn’t make sense,”
Waititi continued, stating, “It’s almost like it shouldn’t be made. If you walked into a room and said, ‘I want this and this and this.’ Who’s in it? These people. What are you going to call it? Love and Thunder. I mean, you’d never work again. Maybe I won’t after this.”
The esteemed director concluded by stating, “It’s very different from Ragnarok, It’s crazier. I’ll tell you what’s different. There’ll be far more emotion in this film. And a lot more love. And a lot more thunder. And a lot more Thor, if you’ve seen the photos.”
We cannot wait to see what Taika and Company have planned for this long-awaited sequel film, and where the story of Thor goes with Thor: Love and Thunder